Welcome back to school and back to hanging out with us...From Bell to Bell! The summer hiatus has been way too long, and we are pumped to be getting back to talking with you guys. In particular, we are excited to bring you the first three episodes of this new season which have been saved to ensure a powerful kick-off. Today, we welcome Hal Bowman, veteran teacher who now runs Teach Like a Rockstar, a program that brings him to individual schools and sold-out crowds where he energizes teachers and administrators around his mantra, "Every school can be a phenomenal school." Hal chose the mockumentary, Chalk, for our discussion, and listening to this episode will find you hearing all three of us cringe in horror as we realize how awful the profession of teaching looks to those on the outside, and how awful it can actually be. It's incredible, and something has to be done about it!
Ok, people. This is the best episode of From Bell to Bell yet. Chris Bronke is back by popular demand, dazzling audiences with his uncanny recall of the day-to-day details of the Bayside crew. Sara brings a wry sense of superiority in regards to Andy, and Andy destroys everyone by staying quiet and then whipping out a quiz for the ages out of nowhere at the end. This is truly hilarious, and sure to invoke nostalgia as we discuss the original pilot of Good Morning, Miss Bliss, the pre-curser to Saved By the Bell. "Not to be missed!" - Sara's college boyfriend We recommend watching this pilot before listening to the episode: Good Morning, Miss Bliss - Pilot, Part 1 Good Morning, Miss Bliss - Pilot, Part 2 Good Morning, Miss Bliss - Pilot, Part 3
In this episode we talk with two of Sara's former students about one of the quintessential teen movies of our lifetimes. The layers of Clueless are so fun to unravel because of its smart, funny writing, and its memorable characters, but also because it tethers us to a unique time in teen cultural history - the 1990s. Not to mention it's a better adaptation of Jane Austen's 19th century novel, Emma, than any of the actual literal adaptations made in the last 30 years (we're looking at you, Gwyneth Paltrow). Join us as we dissect everything about this movie that makes us love Beverly Hills high school, and some things that make us loathe it. Let us know what you think! Review us on Apple Podcasts, and tweet at us @bell2bellpod!
Today brings you Part 2 of our two-part episode on Dangerous Minds - as we have middle school English teacher Jamie Turnbull on the show to talk about the implications this film had on her view of the teaching profession when she was just a teenager herself, and we finish our discussion on everything from the soundtrack of the film to Bob Dylan to the probable expenses of the teachers in the film. Listen today wherever podcasts are found!